FOUNDATION

Jack M. Corgan founded our firm in 1938 as one of the first ten individuals to pass the newly implemented state licensing exam for architecture. Early projects consisted of hundreds of movie theaters and drive-ins across the southwest. Today, Corgan has expanded across the U.S. and Asia. In the mid-1970s, C. Jack Corgan became president and established the corporate foundation by which the firm continues to grow.

CORGAN FIRSTS

  • Jack M. Corgan was one of the first ten individuals to pass the newly initiated architect’s licensing test in Texas.
  • First commercial use of the moving walkway in an airport.
  • First to employ use of the slip form method to construct drive-in movie theater towers.
  • First purpose built, greenfield data center to be awarded LEED Gold Certification worldwide.
  • First net-zero school in the state of Texas, and the largest net zero educational facility in the country. Lady Bird Johnson Middle School
  • Co-design architect for the first airport terminal to achieve LEED Silver status in two new buildings constructed at the same time and the largest airport terminal in the U.S. to achieve LEED Silver certification. Sacramento Central Terminal B
  • First use of an elevated automated people mover (monorail) at an airport. Braniff Terminal at Love Field
  • First architectural firm to win the “American Business Ethics Award.”
  • First to place mechanical galleries around data center white spaces.
  • First architectural firm in Texas to have constructed its own ground-up LEED-certified building. Corgan’s headquarters is also the first newly constructed, privately-owned office building in Dallas to achieve this certification.

THAT WAS THEN
THIS IS NOW